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    The face of a hard life...

    Shoe seller. Russia, late 1800s

    Mr and Mrs Fröding, Kummelnäs, Uppland, Sweden by Swedish National Heritage Board, via Flickr

    Chimney Sweeps - unknown

    profound emotion

    Unknown Japanese man, 19th century.

    Consuelo Vanderbilt, the only daughter of William Kissam Vanderbilt, who became Duchess of Marlborough.

    1930s sailor.

    Lady Lumberjacks

    Clayton Pyle. Wish Pinterest had spell-check. I can barely type.


    These stone wheels were used to sharpen #hatchets, #axe and big butcher knives; a small stream of water on the stone prevented flying sparks.

    Working at high altitudes, Woolworth Building, New York, 1926

    Upper Michigan circa 1899. "The loggers."

    The times we spent together.

    I have a feeling these lumberjacks ate a lot of pancakes! :-)

    Workers, 1898 (the one on the right looks like Jude Law)

    Boniface Berkmyer, train lineman, not holding a whip.

    Ice-skaters in the 1930s, when the sport was clearly a more formal affair. | 23 People Who Prove Old-School Cool Is The Ultimate Cool